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Say farewell to ripping, digging and causing property damage just to fix a damaged pipe. Pipe relining technology allows property owners to complete critical pipe repairs with less hassle, frustration and damage, it’s like keyhole surgery, it’s non-invasive and leaves you unscathed.


How does pipe relining work?


Pipe relining is an effective technique that is used to repair damaged drain pipes. With this method, it is possible to repair pipes without digging up and replacing old ones. This is a great solution that could potentially save homeowners time and money.

The first step is to pinpoint the cause of the blockage, whether it be a blocked toilet, sink or drain. To understand what the degree of damage is, the pipes are tested and inspected. This is done through CCTV drain inspection, which will determine where and what the cause is. After the cause and severity of the problem have been identified, the plumber can determine if pipe relining is a suitable solution.

Clearing the drainpipe is the next step. Drainpipe preparation is very important for a successful drain pipe reline. The pipe is cleaned using either a high-pressure water jet or another type of drain cleaning equipment to ensure any obstructions are removed. This includes tree roots and build-up of mud, leaves or other debris.

Next, sanding discs or a wire brush are used to etch the inside surface of the existing piping. This will also help to prepare the drainpipe for the installation of the liner. A secondary CCTV drain inspection is then performed to ensure that the pipe is ready to be relined.

A liner or felt is then inserted into the section of the drain that is damaged. Once this is completed a third CCTV drain check is carried out to ensure that the liner or felt is in the correct location.

Laterals are then replaced by expanding them to their full internal diameter or installing a one-piece lateral junction liner. A fourth and final CCTV drain inspection is performed to ensure that the refurbished pipe is functional and all laterals are in good condition.

Lastly, testing is required on the relined portion of plumbing. The relining of the pipes is now complete. To ensure the pipes remain in good condition regular maintenance checks are recommended.


Benefits of pipe relining


Minimal damage as it is less intrusive
In many circumstances, pipe relining is the best option for pipes with minor breaks or damage. When compared to traditional repair methods, pipe relining normally causes far less harm to the surrounding area. Relining solutions require less digging, mess and worry.

Faster repairs
In most cases, it’s faster to reline pipes than to replace them. The time and effort that it takes to dig up the soil, remove old drain pipes and replace them, can all be reduced with pipe relining.

Relining can be a lower-cost solution for damaged pipes as it is less labour-intensive. However, this does depend on the extent of the damage.

The epoxy resin reline creates a new layer within the old pipe which helps remove any weak spots. This method can increase the effectiveness of the pipe system and makes it less prone to being eroded over time. On average, the life of a relined pipe can be 25-50 years. This is dependent on conditions and determined on a case-by-case basis.


What can Will’s Plumbing do to help you?


Will’s Plumbing is your Adelaide pipe relining plumber. We have a thorough grasp of the potential challenges and can take preventative actions to ensure that the issues do not recur regularly.

Will’s Plumbing offers the people of Adelaide dependable service at a reasonable price. Call now to speak to our friendly and experienced team.

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The Advantages of Pipe Relining
Pipe relining is a cost-effective method of repairing damaged drain pipes. Learn more about how it works here.